Gurnee County Park

Park Overview:

This park is an old quarry arena, having a 40 to 80 foot escarpment as a backdrop. The grounds are hard packed with traprock, and partly covered with brush and small trees.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:23 acres
City/County/
State:
Pomona/Rockland/NY
Buy Trail Map:Hudson Palisades Trails Map
Park Description:

The quarry provides opportunities for geologic study. It first began business in 1896 and continued for 34 years. Rock was removed by hand drilling and blasting. The crushed stone was shipped by rail from the former Mount Ivy railroad station. The high quality of the stone was used for driveway and roadbeds throughout eastern and southern New York. The westerly end of South Mountain Park lies just south of Gurnee Park and runs along the ridge eastward for almost two miles to Central Highway.

Trails Overview:

There are no marked trails in the park.

Directions:

From Exit 12 Palisades Parkway travel north on Route 45. Entrance is on the right some 800 feet before the intersection of Route 202.

Public Transportation: Rockland Coaches

Contact Information:Gurnee County Park
8453642670
Region:Rockland County
Fees:None
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